Humpback Whale Population Bigger Than Once Scientists Thought

Photo Courtesy: NOAA
San Diego
2011-10-23: Humpback
which are periodically seen off San Diego County, can grow to
more than 50 feet in length. NOAA says the number of humpback
whales roaming the northern Pacific Ocean exceeds
21,000, a figure more than 1,000 higher than the government estimated only three
years ago. The agency revised the figure after reviewing preliminary data. The
new data suggests that the population of humpbacks has
since the commercial harvesting of the animals was banned in the
mid-1960s. At the time, the estimated population of humpbacks stood at 1,400.
Humpbacks, which are sometimes seen off San Diego County,… more

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